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📒The Rose That Grew From Concrete ✍ Tupac Shakur
✏The Rose that Grew from Concrete Book Summary : A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.
📒Notes From The Field ✍ Anna Deavere Smith
✏Notes from the Field Book Summary : Anna Deavere Smith’s extraordinary form of documentary theater shines a light on injustices by portraying the real-life people who have experienced them. In Notes from the Field, she renders a host of figures who have lived and fought the system that pushes students of color out of the classroom and into prisons. (As Smith has put it: “Rich kids get mischief, poor kids get pathologized and incarcerated.”) Using people’s own words, culled from interviews and speeches, Smith depicts Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, who eulogized Freddie Gray; Niya Kenny, a high school student who confronted a violent police deputy; activist Bree Newsome, who took the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina State House grounds; and many others. Their voices bear powerful witness to a great iniquity of our time—and call us to action with their accounts of resistance and hope.
📒Got The Flow ✍ Carlos Salinas
✏Got the Flow Book Summary : This book is a cross between the movies Rocky and 8 Mile: inspirational fiction with a hip-hop vibe. How far would you go to make your dream come true? Troy Jones is sixteen with the dream of becoming a rapper. He doesn't want fame; he wants to help his mother who works three jobs after Troy's father was killed in a drive-by. All Troy wants to do is work on his rap lyrics. His science teacher hates rap & hip-hop music and constantly gives Troy a hard time. However, his English teacher, Mr. Salas, is an inspiration to the young, aspiring rapper. He provides Troy with the tools to improve his craft of writing hip-hop lyrics. He also reads Tupac Shakur's book The Rose That Grew From Concrete. When Troy's best friend Jimmy moves to another school, Troy is introduced to rap battles and gets hooked. His path to rap stardom is paved with battles. Along the way, he meets a love interest, suffers a big loss, meets his idol rapper and an ex-con, gets his music equipment stolen, and has doubts about his rapping ability. Troy doesn't only want to succeed; he needs to succeed.
📒The Way I Am ✍ Eminem
✏The Way I Am Book Summary : A self-portrait by the controversial music artist shares his private thoughts on everything from his inner struggles to his relationship with his daughter, in an account complemented by drawings, hand-written lyrics, and previously unseen photographs.
📒A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set ✍ James Lee Burke
✏A Dave Robicheaux Ebook Boxed Set Book Summary : Meet Dave Robicheaux again for the first time! This boxed set includes the first two novels featuring fan favorite Detective Dave Robicheaux, The Neon Rain and Heaven’s Prisoners, plus an excerpt from the most recent Robicheaux novel, The Glass Rainbow. Robicheaux’s creator, New York Times bestselling author James Lee Burke, is a rare winner of two Edgar Awards and in 2009 was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. The Neon Rain Detective Dave Robicheaux has fought too many battles: in Vietnam, with killers and hustlers, with police brass, and with the bottle. Robicheaux's haunted soul mirrors the intensity and dusky mystery of New Orleans' French Quarter—the place he calls home, and the place that nearly destroys him when he becomes involved in the case of a young prostitute whose body is found in a bayou. In order to survive, Robicheaux must face down a subterranean criminal world of drug lords and arms smugglers—and come to terms with his own bruised heart. Heaven’s Prisoners Vietnam vet Dave Robicheaux has turned in his detective's badge, is winning his battle against booze, and has left New Orleans with his new wife, Annie, for the tranquil beauty of Louisiana's bayous. But a plane crash on the Gulf brings a young girl into his life—and with her comes a netherworld of murder, deception, and homegrown crime. Suddenly Robicheaux is confronting Bubba Rocque, a brutal thug he's known since childhood; Rocque's hungry Cajun wife; and a federal agent with more guts than sense. In a backwater world where a swagger and a gun go further than the law, Robicheaux and those he loves are caught on a tide of violence far bigger than them all . . . The Glass Rainbow (excerpt) Detective Dave Robicheaux and his partner, Clete Purcel, are on the trail of a killer responsible for the deaths of seven young women—a trail that always seems to lead back to the notorious pimp Herman Stanga, whom they both despise. But the case takes a nasty turn when Stanga turns up dead after a fierce beating by Purcel in front of numerous witnesses. Adding to Robicheaux’s troubles is his daughter Alafair’s romantic involvement with the scion of a once-prominent Louisiana family whom Robicheaux suspects is involved in some very shady business. To protect his daughter and clear his best friend’s name, Robicheaux will need every ounce of guts, wit, and investigative chops he can muster.
✏The NKJV Vines Expository Bible Ebook Book Summary : The Vines Expository Bible offers scriptural truth alongside guided explanations of key passages from influential preacher Dr. Jerry Vines. With biblical exposition and practical teaching culled from years of faithful ministry, helpful insights from God’s Word are presented in the warm, pastoral manner Dr. Vines is known for. Features Include: NKJV paragraph-style text with in-text subject headings 200 "Presenting the Message" detailed outlines from Jerry Vines' sermon archive 100 "Living the Message" articles with illustrations for living the Christian life 200 "Applying the Message" notes that help you see the relevance of Scriptures for your walk with Christ 300 "Discerning the Meaning" word studies that illuminate the meaning of key words in Scripture 66 Book Introductions Topical Index NKJV Concordance 10.5-point print size
📒Chrysalis Ebook ✍ Gary R. Moor
✏Chrysalis eBook Book Summary : On the day Apollo 11 Launches to the moon, four year old Spencer Aubrey is in a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness and his pilot father is killed. Spencer and his mother, Rhea walk out of the wilderness, their survival assured by their dog Daisy. Spencer grows up with his mother's story of this adventure with no Daisy and Spencer too young to remember. Near his 40th birthday he has been the perfect son and husband, an Air Force fighter pilot and airline captain. But on the 36th anniversary of the plane crash, a singular impulse drives him to destroy his life in one mad act. He does not know why his mother has lied about their adventure. He takes an incredible ritual journey that includes a tough old sea captain, a crazed Shaman, a ballet dancer, a blind seeing eye dog, a haunted house, a secret tunnel and the worst serial killer in American history. At the end is a new life, if he survives, in this funny, often frightening tale of grief, joy and transformation.
📒The Stainless Steel Rat Ebook Collection ✍ Harry Harrison
✏The Stainless Steel Rat eBook Collection Book Summary : This collection comprises of the first six titles in Harry Harrison's brilliantly entertaining Stainless Steel Rat series, containing: A Stainless Steel Rat Is Born The Stainless Steel Rat gets Drafted The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues The Stainess Steel Rat The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World
📒Tupac Shakur ✍ Ashley Rae Harris
✏Tupac Shakur Book Summary : A biography of rapper Tupac Shakur that covers his upbringing, move to Baltimore with his famly when he was young, and rise to fame and stardom as a musician and actor before his untimely death in 1996.
📒Capitalists Arise ✍ Peter Georgescu
✏Capitalists Arise Book Summary : Peter Georgescu arrived in this country as a penniless Romanian refugee and rose to become the CEO of Young & Rubicam. This is why he's so heartsick that with flat wages, disappearing jobs, and a shrinking middle class, his kind of rags-to-riches story doesn't seem possible now. But he has a message for his fellow CEOs: we're the ones who must take the lead in fixing the economy. Marshaling deeply sobering statistics, Georgescu depicts the stark reality of America today: a nation with greater wealth inequality and lower social mobility than just about any other country in the developed world. But the problem isn't that free-market capitalism no longer works—it's that it's been hijacked by shareholder primacy. Where once our business leaders looked to the needs and interests of a variety of stakeholders—employees, community members, the business itself—now they're myopically focused on maximizing their shareholders' quarterly returns. Capitalists Arise! shows how the short-term thinking spawned by shareholder primacy lies at the root of our current economic malaise and social breakdown. But Georgescu offers concrete actions that capitalists themselves can take to create a better future. The irony is that if businesses do this, shareholders will do even better. In the long run, businesses can thrive only when society is healthy and strong. This book is a manifesto calling on capitalists to heal the nation that has given them so much.